Test / Diagnostic Procedure: Cone Beam CT Scan

A Cone Beam CT Scan is used to identify issues relating to the sinuses, via means of X-ray imaging.

To book offline, call our ENT centre directly on: 02036532007

Enquiries: bookings.ent@onewelbeck.com

What is a Cone Beam CT Scan?

A cone beam CT scan (CBCT) is a type of X-ray imaging technology designed for high-resolution, bone window imaging of the sinuses, temporal bones, and skull base. The scan can help clinicians accurately diagnose a variety of sinus-related diseases.

Minicat IQ - Cone Beam CT Scan

What makes our CT scan unique?

Offering peace of mind with a lower radiation dose, our MiniCAT™ sinus scan has a lower radiation dose than sinus scans by a full-body conventional CT scanner. Our technology also provides immediate access to images at the patient’s point of care, resulting in a faster diagnosis and treatment.

When might we use it?

ENT specialists utilise high-resolution, contrast-rich images to accurately diagnose a range of problems in the head and neck region. This includes:

  • Detection of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions of the head and neck region.

  • Sinusitis: CBCT can reveal inflammation, blockages, or abnormalities within the sinus cavities, aiding in the diagnosis of acute or chronic sinusitis.

  • Sinus polyps: These soft, noncancerous growths can obstruct the nasal passages and lead to symptoms such as congestion, facial pain, and reduced sense of smell. CBCT scans can detect the presence and extent of sinus polyps.

  • Sinus cysts or tumours: These scans can identify the presence of cysts, benign tumours, or malignant tumours within the sinuses, enabling clinicians information to guide treatment decisions.

  • Sinus fractures: CBCT scans also assess facial trauma or identify fractures in the bones surrounding the sinuses, such as the maxilla or frontal bone.

What happens during the procedure?

The ENT specialist will comfortably position the patient in the scanner where you’ll be seated. The machine will then rotate around your head within a short time frame, taking multiple X-ray images. The entire scan is quick, usually taking only 20 to 30 seconds.

Pricing for Cone Beam CT Scan

Self pay pricing starts from £350.

Please note we require a doctor referral to book this service.

To book, please fill out an enquiry form or call 020 3653 2007.

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